nikola

i think Eastwood is redeeming himself for all the unrealistic, violence glorifying western movies he did in his past, showing us there is nothing sensational about drunk rednecks pulling guns at each other

6 years ago

wetwillies

Gene Hackman's performance is chilling.

8 years ago

Siskoid

Unforgiven is Clint Eastwood's justly celebrated anti-western masterpiece, exposing what lies beneath the romance of the West and showing its true face. It's an incredible, and thematically consistent piece of writing, and well executed by Eastwood, filled with memorable scenes and dialog. There have been many films meant to be the "last western", several from Sam Pekinpah, but while they showed the cowboy as an obsolete relic in a world that doesn't want him - which Unforgiven does too, using Eastwood's western persona to good effect - Unforgiven takes place not at the end of an era, but in the middle of it. What it does is take every western ever made and takes the glamor out of it. It's a massive, dark retcon. (It was written in the late 80s and made in the early 90s, what can I say?) Hell of a thing, killin' a man…

4 years ago

More info & statistics

8% of the viewers favorited this title, 0.5% disliked it

Currently in 21 official lists, but has been in 26

Highest official list rank ever is #4 and lowest is #1958

Activity

StoveTanker checked this title

yesterday

Wabbajack checked this title

yesterday

nfetner added this title to their watchlist

yesterday

ACatNamedWolf checked this title

yesterday

Pegro checked this title

3 days ago

Raxitus checked this title

4 days ago

Friends

Log in to see which of your friends have seen this movie

IMDb's Western Top 50

50 movies · At #6

A Personal Journey...

99 movies · At #22

IMDb's 1990s Top 50

50 movies · At #31

Academy Award Best...

92 movies · At #66

AFI's 100...

100 movies · At #68

100 Westerns (BFI...

100 movies · At #91

IMDb's Top 250

250 movies · At #123

Halliwell's Top...

1043 movies · At #126

Empire 500

500 movies · At #158

Roger Ebert: the...

410 movies · At #163

Reddit top 250

250 movies · At #214

They Shoot Pictures,...

1001 movies · At #236

Cahiers du cinéma -...

551 movies · At #265

Academy Award Best...

557 movies · At #388

National Film Registry

806 movies · At #419

501 Must See Movies

502 movies · At #496

Sight and Sound 2012...

807 movies · At #530

1001 Movies You Must...

1007 movies · At #845

Have You Seen? A...

1007 movies · At #931

The Guardian's 1000...

1008 movies · At #941

The Best 1,000...

1005 movies · At #942